PETALING JAYA: Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) has opened bookings for its latest model, the Perodua Axia, today with a tentative starting price of RM 24,900.
Perodua said the the latest model is its most fuel efficient car that can potentially travel up to 21.6 km/l and have an overall low cost of ownership.
"We welcome all Malaysians to come to our sales showroom to know more about our latest and most exciting offering," Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said.
Booking fees are RM250 and RM300 - depending on variant.
The Perodua Axia comes in four variants; Standard E, Standard G, Special Edition and Advance. It also comes with a five year warranty – another first for Perodua.
Slated to be launched soon, the Perodua Axia is the next generation Perodua model produced at its new manufacturing plant.
Among the key features of the plant include a water-based paint formula, which is less abrasive compared with the solvent based paints it currently uses. The high level of automation also improves quality while at the same time reduces cost.
The name "Axia" (pronounced a-zee-a) is Perodua's 10th model.
Aminar believes that the Perodua Axia will be competitive in the region and represents a whole new standard for the company.
"This standard can be categorised by four key highlights, which are environmentally friendly, very spacious for a compact vehicle, easy driving and economical in terms of the overall cost of ownership," Aminar said.
With a tagline "Your Smart Move", the car represents Perodua's efforts in becoming globally competitive in terms of styling, features and price competitiveness.